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making cover for my kindle
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Date: 1/28/12 11:11 PM

I am making a cover for my Kindle and was recommended that I use Soft and Stable polyfoam from ByAnnie.

It is because of this sewing machine cover that I decided it would be a nice product to use. I also want to make covers for my machines as right now they are covered with ones that came with the machines. The picture below is from Created by CJ. I love her work, really look at the texture of that cross-hatch... yum!

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Date: 1/29/12 3:12 AM

Have you used Soft and Stable before? I have several projects that would be perfect for this product, so I'm curious about your experience using it.

I saw Annie Unrein demonstrating By Annie's Soft and Stable at the International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA (Superior Threads booth) last October. It was such a popular product, that they had sold out by the time I got there on Saturday, but I had a chance to handle samples of Soft and Stable and to examine and handle purses, baskets, and cases made with it. It gives a really nice finish to a case or a purse, it's very light, you don't have to fuse anything.

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Soft and Stable Turorial Videos. Annie Unrein has produced a set of videos about the features of Soft and Stable and how to use it.

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Date: 1/29/12 2:41 PM

Thanks for the compliment on my cover! You will LOVE the Soft and Stable, it's really amazing. I'm going to remake my other machine covers with it, I too love what it does for quilting definition.

It is a bit difficult to put piping around it though, because of the density and sewing right on the edge, my foot kept slipping off the side.

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Date: 1/29/12 5:50 PM

I suppose increasing the seam allowance might help a bit but to get a snug fit next to piping... I will have to see how tough it is.

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Date: 1/29/12 6:08 PM

Probably easier for you :). A seamstress I'm not... I'm a quilter who likes to dabble!

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Date: 1/29/12 7:05 PM

When I placed the order Friday just before noon, I got an email about 1:30pm that afternoon saying my order shipped. Now that is what I call fast service.

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Date: 3/18/12 6:02 PM

I'm making a cover for my 830 and wil attempt using S&S to stabilize it. My previous cover that I made for my Babylock Serger I used fusible fleece and then I read that CJ now recommends this new product.
My concern is that it is so thick I'm wondering how to tackle the piping and since it's not fusible how to keep it from shifting.
My cover is done with Bali Pops Cherry and the colors of the fabric are just to-die-for so I really don't want to screw this up.
And I am NOT an advanced sewist.
I'd appreciate any advice provided.

Linda

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Date: 3/28/12 2:14 PM

I finished the Kindle cover and wrote a review on the pattern I used. I think I will write another review on the soft and stable but I also what to make a machine cover with it and will wait to review until that is complete.


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In reply to Warbler

Date: 3/28/12 6:03 PM

WOW, that's excellent!

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Date: 3/28/12 6:18 PM

Very nice Kindle cover
I love Soft and Stable. It is a little more of a challenge when adding piping because everything is so thick. I compensated by using an over sized piping foot and it worked great. I have NEVER been successful with piping with a zipper foot, but I did try it with the soft and stable. That did not work well at all for me. As someone else said, a wider seam allowance would have helped quite a bit, but that would have required planning ahead, lol!

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